MONTREAL — Air Canada is heading to Santa Ana in Orange County, California, with new daily nonstop service from Vancouver kicking off this summer.
Beginning June 15, flight AC576 will depart YVR at 9:00 a.m., arriving at SNA at 11:59 a.m. Return flight AC577, also daily, will depart SNA at 12:40 p.m., touching down at YVR at 3:27 p.m. Service will be onboard the Air Canada Airbus A319 featuring 14 Business Class and 106 Economy seats.
Special introductory fares start at $187 one-way, all in. Tickets are now available for purchase until March 17, 2020, for travel between June 15 and Sept. 30, 2020.
Mark Galardo, Vice President, Network Planning and Alliances at Air Canada, said the new service is in line with the airline’s strategic expansion into the greater Los Angeles area.
“In addition to offering direct flights to the iconic tourism, sports and entertainment attractions that Orange County is known for, our new flights will also conveniently link the increasing start-up, tech and innovator businesses that both Vancouver and southern California are home to,” he said. “Air Canada’s Orange County flights will also offer a wide array of connections across Canada and to Australia and India via our YVR hub.”
Austin Nairn, Executive Director of World Trade Centre Vancouver, added: “California has and will continue to be a high priority market for our export clients given the close proximity and significant opportunity this region represents. We are pleased to see that Air Canada will be making California even more accessible for British Columbia based businesses.”
Air Canada offers up to 43 daily flights from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Montreal to seven destinations in California, including Los Angeles, san Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Sacramento, Palm Springs, and now Orange County.